18th arrondissement of Paris
The 18th arrondissement (XVIIIe arrondissement), located on the Rive Droite (Right Bank), is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It is mostly known for hosting the district of Montmartre, which contains a hill dominated by the Sacré Cœur basilica, as well as the famous Moulin Rouge.
The 18th arrondissement also contains the African and North African district of Goutte d'Or which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, where one can find various products from that continent.
The land area of this arrondissement is exactly 6.005 km2 (2.319 sq. miles, or 1,484 acres).
The population of Paris's 18th arrondissement peaked in 1931 with 288,810 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains very dense in population and business activity with 184,586 inhabitants and 70,285 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km2)
|1931 (peak of population)||288,810||48,095|
Places of interest
- Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris
- Basilica of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (Paris)
- Église Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre
- Église Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle
- Moulin Rouge
- Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny
The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of France and Western Europe has its headquarters in the arrondissement.
Districts within the 18th arrondissement
- Goutte d'Or, a working-class neighborhood in the arrondissement
- Quartier de La Chapelle
Dailymotion has its headquarters in the arrondissement. In addition, Dargaud also has its headquarters there.